A little over three years ago I purchased a set of Golden Open Acrylic
paints and medium, some beautiful paint brushes and various canvases. It
was my birthday and I wanted to see whether the timing was right to start
the artist’s journey.
I had taken classes with local artist Ursula Medley when I first arrived in
Powell River back in 2005. At that time I used oils and Ursula and I would
sit for many a chilly hour outside painting en plein air. I greatly enjoyed the
experience and Ursula taught me a lot of what I know now, but I was
disappointed in my results. So, I let the hobby rest for seven years.
Fast forward 10 years and here we are. In the past two years I have taken
workshops with Vancouver artist Drew Burnham, Powell River’s Alfred
Muma, Rick Cepella and Joyce Furness. I regularly paint with other local
My interests revolve around colour and patterns. The work of Chili Thom
and Drew Burnham inspire me and I am in awe of Amanda Martinson’s
I upload my paintings to janetandjanet.wordpress.com/gallery where I can
add a few words about the process or the challenges of each piece.
I paint in our dining room and receive regular
very useful critiques from my husband. He is
my perfect audience. My art is signed down the
side, a signature and location which took much